Symetra’s Group Life and Disability Income Sales Team Grows with Addition of Four Regional Executives
BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Symetra Life Insurance Company today announced the addition of four more regional sales executives to support group life and disability income (DI) insurance sales through benefit consultants, brokers and third-party administrators in select territories across the country. Each new hire holds the title of regional sales executive-Group Life and Disability Income.
In January 2011, Symetra announced plans to expand its group life and DI business. Since then, Symetra has assembled an experienced management team, headed by Tom Foran, to advance this initiative. In July 2011, the company welcomed three regional sales directors to build out the group life and DI field sales team, and in December 2011, five regional sales executives joined Symetra.
These latest new hires will represent Symetras group life, disability and absence management products with distribution partners in the following territories:
Lou Ascanio (Territory: North Carolina, South Carolina) A 20-year group insurance industry veteran, Ascanio comes to Symetra from The Hartford, where he served as a group life and DI sales manager. He previously held positions as managing general agent at Colonial Life & Accident and regional sales vice president at CIGNA Group Insurance. Ascanio received his bachelors degree from St. Anselm College. He is based in Charlotte, N.C.
Jake Brower (Territory: Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky) Brower most recently served as an account executive at The Hartford, where he was recognized as a group life and DI insurance sales leader. Before that, he held a similar role at CIGNA Group Insurance. Brower is a graduate of Indiana University and is based in Indianapolis.
Mark Crisler (Territory: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming) Crisler joins Symetra from Assurant Employee Benefits, where he was a senior account executive. He previously held sales positions at CNA Insurance and Phoenix Home Life representing group life, disability, dental and stop-loss insurance products. A graduate of California Polytechnic State University, Crisler is based in the Seattle area.
Carl Perry (Territory: Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C.) With 15 years of insurance sales experience, Perry comes to Symetra from The Hartford, where he built a distinguished record selling group life and DI insurance. Prior to 2005, Perry was a senior account executive for The Standard Insurance Company. He earned a bachelors degree at Baylor University and is based in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
Lou, Jake, Mark and Carl are great additions to our stellar group life and DI sales team, which now covers the entire country, said Rick Lyons, vice president of Benefits Distribution. The depth of their sales experience and broker relationships is impressive, and we are delighted they have chosen to join Symetra and support our efforts to grow this line of business.
Symetra Life Insurance Company is a subsidiary of Symetra Financial Corporation (NYSE:SYA), a diversified financial services company based in Bellevue, Wash. In business since 1957, Symetra provides employee benefits, annuities and life insurance through a national network of benefit consultants, financial institutions, and independent agents and advisors. For more information, visit www.symetra.com.
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Source: Symetra Life Insurance CompanyCopyright Business Wire 2012